Steamboats and pleasure travels: success and failure of the first Spanish initiatives in the mid-nineteenth century

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Title: Steamboats and pleasure travels: success and failure of the first Spanish initiatives in the mid-nineteenth century
Authors: Cerchiello, Gaetano | Vera-Rebollo, José Fernando
Research Group/s: Planificación y Gestión Sostenible del Turismo
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Análisis Geográfico Regional y Geografía Física | Universidad de Alicante. Instituto Universitario de Investigaciones Turísticas
Keywords: History of cruise | Maritime passenger transport | Steamers | Spain
Knowledge Area: Análisis Geográfico Regional
Issue Date: 19-Aug-2015
Publisher: Routledge
Citation: Journal of Tourism History. 2015. doi:10.1080/1755182X.2015.1062054
Abstract: Steam technology revolutionised maritime transport during the nineteenth century. Together with the establishment of the first regular lines, steamers soon led to the commencement of pleasure navigation. The aim of this article is to analyse the impact and scope of this process in Spain, by means of a study of the first experiences in the mid-nineteenth century. In addition to a brief introduction and final conclusions, the paper is structured around four sections. The first contains an appraisal of the situation of passenger transport. Some information is then provided regarding the first cruise in 1854. Next, the essay highlights some of the features of short excursions that were very well received by the public, especially in the island of Majorca. Finally, attention is given to a very special type of travel, the main attraction of which lay in the opportunity to witness an event of a military nature.
ISSN: 1755-182X (Print) | 1755-1838 (Online)
DOI: 10.1080/1755182X.2015.1062054
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: © 2015 Taylor & Francis
Peer Review: si
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